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Jacky Terrasson Trio

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This concert is made possible, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant from the Western Jazz Presenters Network. “Terrasson spins an impressionistic and nouveau vista…” – All About Jazz French-American pianist Jacky Terrasson came up through the venerable jazz school of Betty Carter, accompanying the iconic singer for many years. There’s no lack of variety in Terrasson’s approach to material, as he incorporates funk, soul and allusions to contemporary pop songs amongst his…

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Chris Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

Comedy Night – Surf City Billiards

October 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Goodday Entertainment & Surf City Billiards presents: MONDAY NIGHT COMEDY FREE every Monday NIGHT: a FREE comedy line up with local and Bay Area comedians plus a few guest COMEDIANS to showcase their talent. HOST: Stone DaBone 6-9 open mic comedians will test their 2-5/5-10/10+ minute comedic skills to a live audience. 3 main comedians (Opener, Featured and Headliner) All comedians arrive no later than 8:30pm. Call list close 8:45pm that Monday. The bigger the applause the bigger chance of…

Board Game Night

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Every Tuesday is Board Game Night at Mythic Games. Located at Mythic Games 149 South River Street in the Galleria. Call 831-600-7451 for details

Luma Yoge Birthday & Open House

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Please join us in celebration of TWO marvelous years (and many more to come) at our birthday party: an All-Day Open House on Wednesday October 22 from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm featuring FREE classes for adults and kids, delicious treats from Whole Foods, 25% OFF all massage and acupuncture that day, discounts, prizes, giveaways, and MORE!  Advance registration for classes, childcare, and discounted wellness services on the 22nd is encouraged.  Contact Us TODAY!

Farmer Appreciation Day

October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mayor Lynn Robinson Proclaims Oct 16-22 Farmer Appreciation Week. We celebrate at the Downtown Santa Cruz  Farmers Market on Wednesday, October 22nd with Photo Booth and Festivities On October 22nd the Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers’ Markets will be celebrating Farmer Appreciation Week – inspired by the country-wide movement “National Food Day”. From 2:30 – 4:30pm we will be running a fun photo booth in partnership with Charlie Hong Kong and the Museum of Art and History. Customers and farmers, the…

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every day until October 29, 2014
For one week, participating restaurants offer a fixed-price, three course menu for $25 or $35 (not including tax, tip, or gratuity). Each menu includes three options for each course: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. For details and a list of the participating restaurants visit HERE.  

Book discussion: What it’s Like to go to War

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
As part of the War Comes Home program, the Downtown Branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library presents an evening discussion. What is it like to go to war? What is it like to wait for a warrior to come home? How does the community help its veterans fit back into life when they return? Karl Marlantes’ book WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR reflects on these questions. Join a discussion with those who have served, those who…

Metropolitan Opera Encore: Le Nozze di Figaro

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Met Opera’s encore performance of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro will be shown in select cinemas on Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. in all time zones. Please note: not all cinemas showing the live transmission will present an encore showing. Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads…

Open Mic – At the Reef

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Drink specials and great food from Pono’s. All ages,

Neil Patrick Harris

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS In Conversation (with a very special guest) and Book Signing for Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 OFFSITE & TICKETED EVENT AT THE SANTA CRUZ CIVIC AUDITORIUM Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to kick off our Fall offsite events lineup with the hilarious, charismatic, and mega-talented Neil Patrick Harris! NPH will join us for a conversation and book signing of his autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. Bookshop’s event…

Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.

Pompeii: From the British Museum

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Don’t miss the world première of Pompeii Live – the first live cinema event produced by the British Museum from a major exhibition. See the wonders of the exhibition from the comfort of the cinema, introduced live by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and featuring Mary Beard, Rachel de Thame, Giorgio Locatelli and Exhibition Curator Paul Roberts who bring extraordinary objects to life in this unique event. Plus, you’ll see specially made films of Pompeii and Herculaneum today, and go…


October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
max10 is a place for artists to do brave work, experiment, and risk failure. Cheaper than a movie, better than TV $5 includes snacks and beer


October 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until October 25, 2014
Don’t miss this exclusive event and very special opportunity to view true works of art by an amazing and unique artist. Dell Williams hosts many special events throughout the year – trunk shows, VIP showcases, promotions, private parties and much more!    

Haunted House Sneak Peek

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Be the first to take a walk through the Haunted House at this special sneak peek opening. Experience the fright of walking through the terrorizing theater at its spookiest – at night!!!! (Ages 10 and up for this scary night)

Surf City CX Kickoff Party

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The 2014 Surf City CX Series is here! Join us at the Kickoff Party for some food, drinks, bobbing for apples, bike art and goodies auction and more! Bike parking available (naturally).    

Midnight Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 24 @ 11:50 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every day until October 25, 2014
Stay up late with the cool kids. All midnight movies are $6.50.

Halloween Comic-Fest

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
On Saturday we will be handing out some awesome Halloween Comic-Fest mini comics! Show up in costume and receive 3 mini-comics (no costume gets you 1 mini-comic, while supplies last).   Also, Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th is our annual Halloween Comic-Fest Sale! Save *15% off everything in stock!     *Usual restrictions apply.

United Nations Day

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please come celebrate UN Day with UNA Santa Cruz. We will be on Cooper Street between Front St. and Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz, from noon til 3pm with many local exhibitors and International entertainment.  

Halloween & Mask Making Festival

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glitter, ghoul, feathers, phantoms and fun, this event has it all! Spend an afternoon creating decorative masks with your family, take a walk through our “Never-green” cemetery full of gooey surprises, be transported into a spooky scene in our phantom photo booth or take a tour of our haunted theater. There’s something for everyone! This annual event is a great way to get in the Halloween spirit. Free!

“Murder, Honey” author event

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the release from Misterio Press of “Murder, Honey” By Santa Cruz Local Mystery Author Vinnie Hansen. There will be Mystery Cookies, a Door Prize, Recipes and a Book Signing.

Pearl Marill/M.O.C. present “SOME BODIES CONFESSIONAL”

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dance, pop music and dead-pan comedy abound in this hour length show. Weaving audience confessions with personal confessions to create vibrant and comical worlds, “SOME BODIES CONFESSIONAL” combines dance, theater, and improvisational scores to create poignant and often hilarious moments.

Annual Monster Bash

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Get out your best costume, your dancing shoes and your fun self and come down to our Annual Halloween Party! There will be a beginning salsa lesson from 8-8:30pm, followed by social dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, performances, the Monster Mash and more… -Beginning Salsa Lesson from 8-8:30pm -Dance Performances -Social Dancing -Costume Contest -Delicious Refreshments -Tons of Fun till11pm! We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate Santa Cruz’s favorite holiday! Sign up now and save! $15 per person in…

Seminar: Boost Your Restaurant’s Bottom Line

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Tips and tools to decrease costs and increase profits. Part 1: Thursday, October 30, 2014 Part 2: Thursday, November 6, 2014 You will learn: – Forecasting and budgeting – Establishing break-even points and profitability timelines – Product pricing techniques – Scheduling strategies to improve operations – How to reduce your controllable costs – How to improve your purchasing decisions and vendor relations Pre-registration required: www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/sbdc.html or call (831) 479-6331

National Theatre Live: FRANKENSTEIN

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Johnny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the…

Halloween ComicFest

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit Atlantis Fantasyworld on Halloween, Friday October 31st, to show off your costumes and get a FREE Halloween Comic book!

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

October 31 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bring the whole family to Downtown Santa Cruz for the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat. Pacific Avenue will be closed to cars and our merchants will be giving out treats! 2:30-5:00pm

Halloween Costume Contest

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enter the annual free costume contest at the downtown studio of Rebecca Start Photography on Halloween! People and pets are encouraged to stop by in costume to be photographed. The photos will be displayed on her website for voting. The winner will receive $100! More information HERE.

Annual Cosplay Contest

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DATE: Friday October. 31st, 2014 TIME: 5 pm to 8:30 pm PRIZES: To be announced. ENTRY FEE: Free to Enter MAX ENTRIES: 64 entries max. Details coming soon!
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